Detailed Property Information
NASA Ames Research Center - Housing Development Opportunity

Request for Proposals NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Property Type:   Commercial
Disposal Method:
GSA Control Number: CA-01748-S
Property Address: ,Moffett Field,CA,
Last Updated Date: 8/2/2018
Property Contact:
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. General Services Administration (“GSA”) have partnered to issue this Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain proposals from highly qualified and financially capable developers to plan, finance, develop, operate, and maintain a rental residential housing with ancillary retail project (Housing Project) that:
  • Develops a minimum of 1,930 rental housing units and approximately 100,000 square feet of ancillary support retail and services
  • Develops approximately 46 acres of prime Silicon Valley property
The primary objective of this opportunity is to build new housing at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, as contemplated in the NASA Ames Development Plan (“NADP”).  The proposed lease will provide an opportunity for an experienced developer to increase local housing stock and to enhance the functioning and ongoing development of a world-renowned research facility, located at Moffett Field, California.
Through the RFP and subsequent lease agreement, NASA seeks to attain its goals to:
  • implement the housing mitigation measure contemplated by the NADP and the Record of Decision (“ROD”) to the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS);
  • promote the construction and occupancy of a minimum of 1,930 housing units, including a minimum of 10% of affordable units, and ancillary support retail and services;
  • maximize financial benefits to the Government;
  • obtain best value to the Government, through an open, public competition;
  • leverage the expertise of the real estate industry. 
Housing Project Development Milestones:
  • Ground lease and development agreement are executed no later than Fall 2018.
  • Complete infrastructure improvements by December 31, 2020.
  • Commence 1st vertical construction of a minimum of 300 units of rental residential in calendar year 2021 (or sooner). 
  • Commence 2nd vertical construction of a minimum of an additional 300 units of rental residential in calendar year 2023 (or sooner). 
  • Complete all construction of rental units by 2028.
The Preferred Selected Lessee (“PSL”), as a lessee to NASA, will be required to comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies, including, but not limited to, environmental compliance.
RFP Inquiries: Respondents may make inquiries, provide comments or seek clarifications regarding this RFP any time during the comment period listed in the RFP Schedule. To make an inquiry or tour requests, send to:
RFP Amendments: If the Government decides to revise this RFP, amendments will be posted on the websites. Respondents are responsible for checking the websites for any updates or to review all questions and answers posted regarding this RFP.
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